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Food Wine Tours - Tastings & pairings

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Experience with us new sensations of the palate and delights to the senses. …

Experience with us new sensations of the palate and delights to the senses.
It's about sharing the experience of wine and food among friends. It's about learning to appreciate the finer things in life in a friendly environment.


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  • 1. Catalogue ofExperiencesTASTINGS & PAIRINGS 2013 Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 1
  • 2. Food & Wine Tours specializes in organizing Corporate and Special Events; Incentive Trips andProduct Launches in Spain with a gastronomic touch.THE BASICS: We propose locations; we manage singular spaces that combine art, beauty andhistory. Unique and elegant places to celebrate business meetings.Itinerary planning, transportation, accommodation and on-the-ground supportOUR ADDED VALUE is the possibility to combine these business activities with our experiencescreated around Food & Wine.Team building & training, Indoor activities, tours, trips & cultural activities, restaurants &nightlife.These experiences allow the opportunity of discover, share, and appreciate the diverse tastes ofour unique country.If you are a lover of good food and wine and are planning on doing a creative and funexperience, then our activities have been designed for you.We can tailor made all of them to your specific needs.Creativity is one of our milestones.Our offer is addressed companies, tour operators and travel agents but also to all those entitiesseeking for high quality food and wine experiences.Our services can meet all your needs, from the expertise of our professionals to create a uniqueactivity; to the design, creation and coordination of the event that you consider it fulfills theagreed upon objectives.We have classified our experiences by the level of activity • Team building / competitions o Develop organizational skills o Give and take direction effectively o Work toward common goals o Build confidence and morale o Adapt to changing environments o Sharpen communication skills o Dare to be creative o Have fun • Activities & Experiences • Incentive tourism: winery visits …From gourmet tours to cookery courses, take a break with a gastronomic twist, tailored to yourneeds! Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 2
  • 3. IndexWine tasting....................................................................................................................................5Aromas & Wine Tasting.................................................................................................................7Chocolate tasting............................................................................................................................9Cheese tasting...............................................................................................................................10Olive oil tasting.............................................................................................................................12Beer tasting...................................................................................................................................13For more information and reservations:Telephone: +34 93 317 19 09Skype: Ociovital.Laia Ociovital.AntonioGeneral Information: info@ociovital.comReservations: reservas@ociovital.comComercial: comercial@ociovital.com Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 3
  • 4. Gourmet TastingsExperience with us new sensations of the palate and delights to the senses.Its about sharing the experience of wine and food among friends. Its about learning toappreciate the finer things in life in a friendly environment.Tasting, an activity that surprises by its innovation.Pairing, a sensory experience that combines flavors in a way that you would have neverimagined, providing you with exciting surprises on your palate.The activity begins by making a sensorial taste to educate and to prepare the tongue and thesenses. We will go through all the stages and shades of flavors and tastes. Sweet, bitter, salty,spicy,… all of them thru a variety of products, aromatic plants, fruits,..A trip thru the tasting world.Each tasting is a single activity, which you can combine with other tastings.Tastings: • Wine Tastings: traditional (vertical, horizontal), surprising (cava versus champagne), specials • Chocolate Tasting • Cheese Tasting • Ibérico Ham Tasting • Beer tasting • Olive oil Tasting • A trip to all your sensesPairings • Cheese and Wine pairing • Chocolate and Sweet Wine pairing Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 4
  • 5. Wine tasting[Grapes are] the most noble and challenging of fruits. Malcolm Dunn, Head Gardener to the 7th Viscount Powerscourt, c 1867Eyeballing wine, swirling and sniffing andswishing ... it may look complicated but youwill see that it is not. Nevertheless, winetasting is an art that must be learnt, followinga strict process in the search for aromas andflavors; a training that can be turned into agreat time!Wine culture forms part of the Spanishgastronomy. Our wines are a real richness,which doesnt leave indifferent the mostdemanding palates.We have made a rigorous selection of gastronomes, in order to guarantee the best services inthe wine tasting training.Thanks to them, you will be able to discover the most used tasting techniques, and make use ofyour talents as an amateur sommelier!After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• A wine expert who will lead the tasting• Tasting of 5 wines of your choice: whites, reds, cavas or combined• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishesObservations: Optional gourmet meal. Optional Private transfer to the venue Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 5
  • 6. Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 6
  • 7. Aromas & Wine TastingEducate your nose!How often have you been tasting a glass of wineand you think “I know what that aroma is” but youjust cannot put a name to it, even though its onthe tip of your tongue..... Literally.This is a wine workshop to develop a fine nose,essential for a wine tasting.As an aid to novice wine tasters - and experts too -wine scientists came up years ago with somethingcalled the "aroma wheel."You do not need a wheel to do a good tasting, however: The information is just as useful in theform of a list, starting at noon and moving around the clock from "fruity" through "nutty" and"earthy" around to "floral," "spicy" and back to fruity again.You will have to guess, a collection of scents related to wines from a wine aromas set.By the end of the workshop you will be able to pair aromas with 4 different wines, and you willknow the difference between them.After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• Gastronome• Aromas Workshop• Tasting of 4 wines (2 whites, 2 reds).• Aromas guide, aromas set,…• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• GlasswareObservations: Optional gourmet meal. Optional Private transfer to the venue Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 7
  • 8. A delicious Catalan SnackSpanish love their food!In fact, the typical Spanish probably puts away more food than any one of you, but we spreadour meals throughout the day and walk between meals.How long ago did you have your last snack?The late-afternoon snack in Spain is called “la merienda” and is necessary since lunch is donelate, but dinner isnt usually eaten for another five to six hours. “La merienda” can be anythingfrom a piece of French-style bread with a piece of chocolate on top, to bread with chorizo, hamor salami.“La merienda” is eaten around 4:30 or 5:00pm and since dinner isnt served for at least another3-4 hours, nobody worries that this snack will ruin the appetite for dinner!In a fun way we propose a trip to the history and traditions of “la merienda”. We will taste cava(sparkling wine), sweet wines, breads, chocolates, cured meats, olive oils…Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 8 to 50 peopleDuration: 2-3 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• An expert who will lead the tasting• Tasting of cavas, sweet wines, chocolates,• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishes Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 8
  • 9. Chocolate tastingChocolate tasting skills will allow you to truly savor gourmet chocolate. And learning to tastefine chocolate and appreciate its distinctive personalities is a pleasure.The first impression is very important when it comes to chocolate tasting. Therefore, youshould first pay attention to the chocolates appearance - color, and even structure and sheen.True chocolate lovers taste chocolate like a fine wine or a select cigar. Equally, a specialvocabulary is also used to describe chocolate. We invite you to find out more about the manyand varied sense impressions.Give it a try, it’s reallyAfter this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around underrequestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• The services of our exclusive chocolate specialist• All the necessary material for the tasting: o Chocolates with different % of cocoa o Chocolates from different parts of the world o Chocolate bonbons with different flavors• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishesObservations: It can be combined with a Wine pairing Optional private transfer to the venue Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 9
  • 10. Cheese tastingCreamy, sharp, woody, mild...the choices are endless.And just like a fine wine or a good beer, Cheese shouldbe appreciated. And there is no better way toexperience cheese in its purest form than to hold atasting.Enjoy a delicious selection of cheese from Spain,In the tasting, we discuss the characteristics of theflavor, the aromas, the texture, the color and its aspect.Spain has about 120 different varieties of Cheese. Everyregion has its own specialty, covering a full range ofcheese types, from fresh to cured, to fermented andblue-veined. One essential characteristic is the type ofmilk used in the production. Depending on the area, time of the year, climate, or tradition,cheeses are made of cows, sheeps, goats milk, or of a mixture of two or all three types of milk.After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• The services of our exclusive cheese specialist• 6 different types of cheeses• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishesObservations: We recommend to combine with a Wine pairing Optional private transfer to the venue Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 10
  • 11. Ham tastingThis flavorful and versatile dry-cured ham is makingits way to tables around the world. From France toJapan, from the Netherlands to Mexico or theUnited States, consumers in over seventy countriesworldwide have come to appreciate its fine tasteand texture, its health-promoting qualities, itsvariety in culinary uses, its excellent shelf-life, itsaffordability, and particularly the fact that Serranoham is the product of a natural process.During the tasting with which you will be able toexperience the different qualities and textures from Spanish Ham and their different flavorsaccording to the origin, raising and feeding of the pigs.All the Ham to be tasted is Iberian and Iberian of acorn and with denomination of origin.After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• The services of our exclusive Ham specialist• Tasting course: 8 different hams• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishesObservations: It can be combined with Wine pairing Optional private transfer to the venue Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 11
  • 12. Olive oil tastingAs an amazing approach for the novice, Olive Oiltasting astonishes guests every time. Olive Oil isthe faithful reflect of its native tang, and revealspervasive aromas which is its typical andexclusive signature.Learn what Olive Oil is, what are its origins, itsextraction method and its designations.Discover how to taste it without forgetting thatOlive Oil combined with wine tannins wasrecently acknowledged as a positive factor forhealth.After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• The services of our exclusive Olive oil specialist• Tasting course and all the necessary Olive oil for the tasting: 5 different types of olive oil• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishesObservations: It can be combined with other tastings. Optional private transfer to the venue Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 12
  • 13. Beer tastingBeer is a drink of enormous agricultural andcommercial significance. Every drop of the millionsof gallons made annually has one final objective-tobe consumed. In passing the lips, crossing thetongue and descending the throat, beer is tastedwhether or not a conscious comment of judgementis made.During this activity you will learn the history ofbeer, how to taste it, how to serve it, the differenttypes of beers in the world…This experience will vary depending on theknowledge, tastes and wishes of the group.After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• The services of our exclusive beer specialist• Tasting course• Beer tasting material: Tasting guide• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishesObservations: It can be combined with Cheese pairing and/or a visit to a beer factory. If this activity is done in a Winery, there is an Optional Complete guided visit to the cellar Optional private transfer to the venueCheese & wine pairing Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 13
  • 14. “Cheese, wine, and a friend must be old to be good.” Cuban proverbCheese and wine have a great deal in common, and they have been enjoyed together sinceancient times. Both are products of fermentation. Both may be consumed while fresh, simple,and young or in their more complex forms when they are aged and mature.The possibilities of pairing cheese and wine are endless.Spain has about 120 different varieties of Cheese. Every region has its own specialty, covering afull range of cheese types, from fresh to cured, to fermented and blue-veined.This activity allows you to discover cheese with all your senses, while enriching your knowledgeabout its matching possibilities with drinks and other food.You will also learn how it is made, what are its different variations in function of the milk andthe elaboration process.After this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 1- 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languagesThe activity includes:• The services of our exclusive Cheese and wine specialist• Tasting course and all the necessary material for the tasting• 6 different cheeses• Combinations with other foods: jams, vegetables, seasonal fruits, dried fruits, bread sticks…• 4 different wines• A maximum of 3 hoursThe activity does not include:• All local taxes• Venue rental• Glassware and dishes Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 14
  • 15. Chocolate & sweet wine pairingThe perfect harmonyA day without chocolate is a day without sunshine.Although chocolate is not typicallyMediterranean, it is closely linked to theSpanish culture.For several centuries it has been part of us,now associated with specific periods, nowused for its medicinal and psychologicalproperties. But it is in its purest expression,namely the cocoa bean, that chocolatereveals its whole character and intensity.The transformations that undergo cacaocan affect its genuine flavour, but they alsoconfer many attributes, that are worthdiscovering.This tasting is a sensorial trip into thechocolate world, where you will learn the whole process that transforms the cocoa bean to thechocolate we are used to eating. We will explore the infinite possible combinations thatchocolate offers.Chocolate snack with salted chocolate bonbonChocolate bars with different % in cocoaChocolate bonbons6 different winesAfter this activity, enjoy an optional meal in the venue with wines.Locations: all over Spain.Participants: Groups from 6 to 50 peopleDuration: 2 hoursAvailability: Mondays to Sundays, all year around under requestLanguages: English and Spanish. Consult other languages.The activity includes: • The services of our exclusive chocolate specialist • Tasting course and Tasting guide • Chocolate & wine tasting materialThe activity does not include: • All local taxes • Venue rental • Glassware and dishes Food Wine Tours, Gastronomic experiences 15